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Designspotter loves Burial Untrue [Hyperdub]

 

This is a record that creates atmosphere. Most of it is innocuous enough, seemingly content to float along without ever becoming all that imposing. But the music constructed by dubstep phenomenon Burial soon creeps into your consciousness and establishes itself, building a haunting ambiance that burns softly, always mindful of restraint yet never ceasing to be relentless in its frantic repetition of nervous beats. Composed of 13 separate tracks, Burial creates such harmony within the record and between takes that the album reveals itself as a unique whole that should really be listened to in one sitting, no preference given to any particular piece. It envelops the listener over time in a way that is impossible for a single track to accomplish. It sort of begins and ends in one drawn-out moment, and it soon becomes difficult to recall with any precision the details of the experience. Untrue sculpts a memorable soundscape that does well to show the brilliant result of fusing ambient meandering with a hip-hop aesthetic. At the moment, Burial is unmatched in his ability to craft compelling dubstep records and pull the discipline out from its underground dwellings. by David Plante ( Number 08 )

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Caitlina chair

 

Caitlina was designed to be completly earth friendly as well as fit in aesthetically to either the contemporary or traditional home. All materials and manufacturing were sourced from within Ontario, completing the chair as locally designed, locally produced, and locally beneficial boosting the local economy as well as saving the environment.

Designer: Pablo Pineda Willis Material: locally sourced white oak Made in Canada

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Flowerwave by Knud Holscher

 

The user avoids having to store a variety of differently shaped vases each taking up space. Instead, one adjusts the vase to its surroundings. On an elongated table one may want a more rectangular vase, whereas a round table may inspire a more circular form. The color schemes are variable as well. FlowerWave, incorporating within its visual expression the inspiration of thousand year old Moorish-Moroccan mosaics and related Middle Eastern geometries.

Designer: Knud Holscher Design Made in Denmark

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ParckDesign 2008: the designers go green!

 

Parckdesign 2008 competition is a call for entries for the design of urban furniture. The winners will have the opportunity to implement a prototype for their proposal and see it installed in a green space in the centre of Brussels for a minimum of 3 years. For this edition of

the call, the accent is placed on the urban context in which the prototypes will be placed.

Public vote - From 05/03/2008 to 19/03/2008 The project that has the most of the votes will be realised in one of the 3 locations.

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Jeeves & Wooster Pendant Lights

 

The Jeeves & Wooster series were designed as a playful take on lighting with a real sense of cultural identity. The hat is an object that often associates its wearer with a particular society, heritage or race. The bowler and top hat are classic British cultural icons reflecting a bygone era of imperialism, class divide and eccentricity.

Designer: Jake Phipps Made in UK

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Duke by Riccardo Giovanetti

 

Domestic lamp with grey structure and big shade in white silk. Double light inside.

Designer: Riccardo Giovanetti for Flou Made in Italy

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New headquarter for Harley Davidson Australia

 

TONDM Architects have designed the new headquarters Harley Davidson, Australian. The building was designed to reflect the uniqueness of Harley Davidson. This is not simply a brand, for many it is an entire lifestyle and attitude. We could relate to this image, it is at once about good design, but also about freedom and challenging the norm. We decided to really go for it and design a building that expressed this freedom and speed.

For design inspiration we looked to the bikes themselves; their emotion and efficiency. The geometry of the engines and frames can be seen in the lines of the building. The building does not copy them, however, it suggests this movement and style.

The brief for the building is a reflection of the Harley Davidson culture, giving as much emphasis to the gymnasium and break-out areas as the office and storage space. We designed the building to reflect this; with the location of all of the recreational and break-out areas near the entry. You enter into a central mezzanine. From there you can see all of the areas that reflect the Harley lifestyle. You can also look down into the technical and training areas. You are immediately aware of what Harley Davidson is all about.

The facility will contain administrative offices, technical training and storage facilities for the iconic motorcycle company. The landmark building will form the striking centrepiece for a new high-tech business park on the Lane Cove River.

Architects: Tony Owen NDM Made in Australia

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Pleasant Bar Stockholm

 

intimate 65 sqm bar situated in central Stockholm. They are open daily and nightly, food as well as cocktails are served. It features only five tables but offers plenty of space for spontaneous dancing. Pleasant is a fragmented fever dream, a place where the city meets an enchanted forest. The endless mirror ball ceiling in the bar area permits secret spying on everyone else. The wall framing the bar interior forms a graphic element as well as a bottle stand, DJ stand and narrow one-cocktail-only tables. The mix of wooden chairs are vintage, and coated with glossy black lacquer to become a family. We think of them as mutants of the same species. The graphics, the exterior glass illustrations, and the urban forest wallpaper were made by friends at dizelsate.com. Different excerpts from the wall illustration are making each backlit glass table unique. Joel Degermark¹s Cluster Lamps for Moooi are placed above each table, each with a different set-up of light bulbs. The mirror walls and mirror ceiling in the restrooms also play with infinity illusions and trippy kaleidoscopic effects. Strands of fiber optical threads are reflected in the bathroom ceilings and walls, creating an endless sea of illuminated grass.

Designer: Electric Dreams Photographer: Fredrik Sweger Made in Sweden

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Blue Frog Acoustic Lounge and Studios

 

A large north lit industrial warehouse within the old mill district in Mumbai is to be converted into a complex of sound recording studios and an acoustic lounge. This lounge will consist of a restaurant, bar and a live stage. Beyond this amalgamation of provisions, Blue Frog seeks to stage an acoustic experience par excellence. Based on this desire to have it all, the question for us is: how do you collapse a theatre, restaurant, bar and club into a warehouse whilst maintaining all the performative characteristics of each individual type? The deep structure that was employed is of a cellular organization composed of circles of varying sizes in plan approximating a horse-shoe configuration. The differential extrusions of these circles encapsulated at different levels as tiered cylindrical seating booths, allow the eye level of diners and standing patrons to be distributed across staggered levels that increase in height away from the stage. These booths seat between 4-10 people and are arranged around an open centre that can either double up as a potential 360 degree stage or accommodate standing patrons, bringing them closer to the main stage to create an intimate viewing experience. These mahogany paneled cylindrical booths maintain not only uninterrupted views to the stage, but also constant distance between diners irrespective of how crowded the lounge gets. The undulating height of the seating booths is gently modulated by a glowing acrylic resin surface, which unifies the disparate types together and retains the presence of the architecture even in the midst of the spectacle of a state-of-the-art sound and light show at the Blue Frog.

Architects: Serie Architects Chris Lee & Kapil Gupta Location: Mumbai,India

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M1 & MT1 by Mo Made

 

The feature of the lounge chair "M1” and the table "MT1” is the skin. The skin as the outer layer of a body describes its volume, like a tube does. At the "M1” and "MT1” translucent skins (made from GFK) nestle in and around the frames of the furniture and form exciting space situations. On one hand “M1" and "MT1" show a dynamic light and effortless effect, nevertheless on the other hand they show a radiant solidness.They don´t drive out space but instead they develop space.

Designer: Moritz Friedrich Made in Germany

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